Wand doesn’t look at psychedelia as something that belongs in a museum—or necessarily has to sound peaceful. The Los Angeles band’s upcoming full-length, Ganglion Reef, is a teeming, dream-steeped smear of songs that shines with the bent light of a cracked prism. Case in point: “Broken Candle,” which is being debuted here in all its gauzy glory. It also pounds with garage-rock power, even as it lulls the listener to some dark corner of melody and melancholy.
Ganglion Reef will be released August 26 via God? Records.
Wand tour 2014
(September 3-17 with Ty Segall)
September 3—Club Congress—Tucson, Arizona
September 4—Lowbrow Palace—El Paso, Texas
September 5—Mohawk Outside—Austin, Texas
September 6—One Eyed Jack’s—New Orleans, Louisiana
September 7—Hi Tone—Memphis, Tennessee
September 8—Mercy Lounge—Nashville, Tennessee
September 9—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia
September 10—Club Downunder—Tallahassee, Florida
September 11—The Stage—Miami, Florida
September 12—Epic Problem—Tampa, Florida
September 14—Motorco Music Hall—Durham, North Carolina
September 15—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.
September 17—Webster Hall—New York, New York
September 18— Il Motore (Pop Montreal)—Montreal, Quebec
September 19—Smiling Buddha—Toronto, Ontario
September 20—Happy Dog—Cleveland, Ohio
September 21—Empty Bottle—Chicago, Illinois
September 22—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 24—Ole Beck VFW Hall—Missoula, Montana
September 25—Therapy—Seattle, Washington
September 27—The Know PDX—Portland, Oregon
September 29—Rickshaw Stop—San Francisco, California
September 30—The Echo—Los Angeles, California
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